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Community Services

Facility Closure Schedule#

Each year, facilities within the Community Services division (Recreation, Cultural Services, Parks, Park Planning and Natural Areas) close for various reasons including holidays, maintenance needs, and deep cleaning. 

In an effort to provide improved planning and service, the yearly schedule for each area within Community Services is listed below.

Upcoming Facility Closures

There are no closures currently planned.
Facility Closures by Date
Date Duration Details
Recreation Facilities and Pools

Recreation Facilities and Pools#

Recreation facilities are closed each year for cleaning and maintenance.  Additionally, facility schedules are adjusted for holidays and community events, as needed.  Closures or changes to schedules are communicated via the Recreation webpages and social media.

2023 Facility Closures (for cleaning and maintenance)

  • Club Tico: February 29 – March 23
  • Senior Center: May 15 – 19
  • EPIC: May 22 – 26
  • Mulberry Pool: July 31 – August 8
  • NACC: August 14-19

Recreation holiday closures

Gardens on Spring Creek

The Gardens on Spring Creek is open daily from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

The Gardens and The Butterfly House will be closed for the following holidays in 2023:

  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve (open for lights)
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Eve
  • New Year’s Day

*Please note, some adjustments to this schedule are made when Christmas Day and New Year’s Day fall on weekends.

Plan your visit

The Lincoln Center

The Lincoln Center is currently open to the public on Wednesdays and Fridays, from 12:00 p.m. (Noon) to 6:00 p.m., and during events. 

The box office is typically open Tuesday through Saturday, from 12:00 p.m. (Noon) to 6:00 p.m., and one hour before showtime for all ticketed, theater events. 

 The box office is closed during the following holidays, if there are no events:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Independence Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • The Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas
  • New Year’s Eve

Buy your tickets

Museum of Discovery

The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery is open Tuesday - Sunday, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The museum is closed on the following holidays:

  • 4th of July
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day

Museum is closed to the public on Mondays for routine maintenance and cleaning.

Holidays that fall on Monday include Labor Day, Martin Luther King, and Presidents Day.

Any additional facility closures for events or unplanned maintenance are posted online.

Plan your visit

Golf Courses

The City of Fort Collins has three municipal golf courses, which are open year-round.  Collindale, Southridge, and City Park Nine may close periodically for events or tournaments, and those scheduled will be posted online and at the facility.

All three courses use the following holiday schedule:

  • Christmas Eve: Pro shops close at 5 p.m.
  • Christmas Day: Closed all day
  • New Year's Eve: Pro shops close at 5 p.m.
  • New Year's Day: Closed all day

Learn more about golf

Natural Areas

Natural areas are monitored throughout the season and closed as needed. Soapstone Natural Area is closed seasonally each year from December through February.

Natural areas may be closed for reasons such as

  • trail closures for wet/muddy conditions
  • trail closures for minor maintenance/repair
  • closures for restoration work such as herbicide application

Check trail conditions


Parks are open year-round, operating under a set scheduled of 5 a.m. – 11 p.m.

 Upcoming Golf Course Projects:

  • Aeration at all courses: late March thru April
  • Aeration at all courses: late August to early September
  • Southridge Irrigation Renovation: September 2022 to April 2023